Terrorists have been around since the dawn of history. Anarchists. Etc...
The current reason du jour is Islam. They need something to justify their actions. The people wanting to do us and others harm are just thugs wearing a cloak of religion. Yes, some of their religious leaders share those same views and that makes them thugs with a mosque.
We CAN NOT base government policy based on a religion! The Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause is the reason.
It frustrates me that some people see zero wriggle room on the Second Amendment but are willing to drive a luxury liner through the First Amendment.
ISIS are not Muslims. They do not adhere to Islam
They follow the doctrine of HATE:
Must See TV! King of Jordan explains the Battle versus
War on Terrorism: America has always been a target for
terrorists, from the attack on an island in New York City in 1916
to the 1920 bombing in Wall Street and
We need to keep our citizens safe.
We need to explore "Why they hate us"
PBS Documents the forming of ISIS: "The Secret History of ISIS"
This isn't about Religion, it is about Hate:
The Muslim World has been in conflict since the 7th century: Sunni-Shiite Divide
But David, why don't Muslims condemn the violence? They DO!
Worldwide Muslims Condemn List
A couple of videos to explain the conflict:
We need to defeat ISIS. We can do that by giving more help to the people already fighting them, including the Kurds.
Perhaps rewards Kurds with a return on the map of a country of Kurdistan?
A US History Lesson: Free Speech, World War One, and the Problem of Dissent
Post World War Two was an ugly time: